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barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan crawford in boston with the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, after 17 months of campaigning, that hard fought primary, and then, of course, the bruising general election battle, governor romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning here in massachusetts. then governor romney was off for a little more campaigning trying to get every possible vote. he went to ohio and pennsylvania. here's what he
will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack obama will still be president. this was the scene tonight as the president and the first family returned from chicago aboard air force one. they landed at joint base andrews right outside washington, d.c we will have a look at what you can expect from washington many the future, but first the latest returns. we still can't project a winner the presidential contest in florida, but even without florida mr. obama has 303 electoral votes-- well over the 270 needed for victory. mitt romney ended up with 206. this is the popular vote total. they're still counting, but the president is ahead by nearly three million votes. in his victory celebration last night, the president said "the best is yet to come." he's been calling congressional leaders, and both the president and republican house speaker john boehner are talking about a new spirit of cooperation. but there are battles ahead and we have a team of correspondents covering this fresh start with old players in washington. first, nancy cordes with the president. >> re
states that could tip the balance tomorrow night president obama has a slight advantage over mitt romney. in ohio, a university of cincinnati poll shows the president ahead 50% to 49%. in florida, a recent poll has him ahead by just two points. in wisconsin, the president leads by three points. in iowa, the "des moines register" shows mr. obama up five points. and the colorado poll has him ahead by two points. our campaign 2012 team is covering. first we're going to go to nancy cordes with the president tonight. nancy? >> pelley: scott, after 100 rallies, the president holds his final one here in d.e.m. moyne tonight for two reasons: first, because iowa is one of the battleground states the campaign feels most confident about winning and second because, in many ways, this is the state that first catapulted him towards the president swi that upset win in the iowa caucuses five years ago. >> hello, colorado! hello, wisconsin! hello, ohio! >> pelley: president obama has spent the past 48 hours in seven states, three time zones. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: surrendering sleep and his vo
in prison on each manslaughter charge. >> pelley: also today, mark, the obama administration banned b.p. from getting any new contracts to drill on federal property. the administration said b.p. showed "a lack of business integrity." tomorrow, president obama will send his top negotiators to meet tith congressional leaders. they have only weeks now to head off a big tax increase for most americans. the income tax rates will jump automatically january 1. it will be such a shock to the system that it has been called the fiscal cliff. our coverage starts on the white house lawn tonight with major garrett. major. >> reporter: scott, the saesident said for the first time, there is a two-step process to averting the fiscal cliff. republicans must act now to prevent a tax increase for households earning less than $250,000. do that now, president obama said, and he and congress can work out the details of spending cuts later. ( applause ) before a crowd of supporters, the white house invited from the mid-atlantic region, president obama put congressional republicans on notice. >> it's too imp
were long and comments were short. she had just flown ten hours, leaving president obama behind on a tour of cambodia throughout this day there were rumors of peace but israel unleashed a ferocious bombardment of gaza from air and sea. the palestinians and gaza fired back. since this started last week, 133 palestinians have been killed in 1,500 israeli air strikes. five israelis have died after more than one thousand rockets rained down from gaza. we have correspondents on both sides of the line, first charlie d'agata in gaza. >> reporter: city skyline was filled with smoke as israeli tanks fired shells followed by air strikes. when we drove to one neighborhood to take a closer look, another strike came in. the bomb landed less than a hundred yards from us. residents scrambled for safety. our next stop was the hospital. there had been a number of explosions here in gaza this afternoon with casualties brought here to the hospital. we've heard reports that at least ten people have been killed in the last hour alone. they are all civilian, we're told, that's caused anger and outrag
the storm provided mr. obama with a valuable opportunity to show bipartisan leadership in the closing days of this race. republican new jersey governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're go it to be okay. everybody is safe. >> reporter: today, mr. obama was back in campaign mode, deriding governor romney's eromise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> no! >> turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. oveeporter: the president's iveedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his mpaiaign strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin, trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney, scott, from getting 270 electoral votes. >> pelley: well, nancy, governor eymney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. snd jan crawford is covering his campaign. mp we really can't have four more years like the last four re ys. i know the-- the obama folks are chanting fo
and avoid those tax increases? we're getting our first look tonight at president obama's proposal and the republican reaction. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major. >> reporter: scott, the first hard numbers from the white house to resolve the fiscal cliff crisis landed with a thud on capitol hill. congressional republicans called it an insulting joke. here's the big picture-- $4 trillion of deficit reduction over the next 10 years. it includes $1.6 trillion in higher taxes on households make manage more than $250,000. there's also $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs, like medicaid and medicare, as well as others. there is also fresh new aending. $50 billion next year in stimulus spending, all for infrastructure. the white house calls this an opening bid. house republicans call it a rehash of old ideas and also object to the idea of a white house asking a permanent legislative remedy to raising the debt ceiling, all of it, the republicans say rather, is unacceptable. now much of this was conveyed in a 28-minute phone conversation yesterday between pre
by president obama october 10. part of his mission would be to help get u.s. forces out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. that vacancy at the c.i.a. is one of many openings in the obama administration. the secretaries of state, treasury, and defense would all like to leave. so what who's coming in? nancy cordes is at the white house for us tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, white house officials told me today that u.n. ambassador susan rice is the front-winner to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state despite some strong opposition from some republicans. the 47-year-old u.n. ambassador is a close confidante of president obama, a former rhodes scholar who served as an assistant secretary of state under president clinton. she came under fire from republicans for what she said five days after the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. here was race on "face the nation." >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: that would later prove to be untrue, though the white house insisted rice w
was acting on president obama's recommendation when he agreed to the cease-fire. allen pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. allen, was netanyahu reluctant to sign the cease-fire? >> reporter: he probably was, but he also didn't have a lot of choice, really, because they didn't want to go to a land war and they were under pressure from the americans. in his address to his people, netanyahu said that he thanked the americans for all their help and said that president obama had agreed that america would help israel prevent the smuggling of weapons into gaza, which the israelis say all come from iran. >> glor: allen, from your advantage point, will this cease-fire hold? >> that's the $64,000 question. probably it will hold for a while. the problems will start tomorrow, 24 hours after this came into effect. they're supposed to start opening up the blockade on gaza for a freer flow of goods and people. that's hamas' primary condition after an end to the bombings of them. it's not what israel wants to do. that will be the sticking point, jeff. >> glor: allen pizzey in tel aviv. thank you. israel and hama
" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. late today president obama accepted the resignation of the director of central intelligence, david petraeus. petraeus acknowledged having an extramarital affair. we have learned that for the last few months the f.b.i. has been investigating the communications of petraeus. law enforcement sources tell bob orr there was concern about e-mails that the c.i.a. director was exchanging with a woman who is a journalist. additional sources tell us those communications involved paula broadwell, seen here with petraeus on a department plane. broadwell, 39 years old, published a book last year on petraeus' time as the general in charge in afghanistan. broadwell is a harvard university research associate and she spent time in afghanistan with petraeus. she is a west point graduate, as is petraeus. we have tried to reach broadwell today but we have not heard back. before this sudden development, it would have been hard to find edyone in washington admired as much as david petraeus. wae former general led the war in iraq and the war in sfghanistan. h
too much power. president obama spent the holiday at the white house. he phoned 10 american service men and women in afghanistan to thank them for their sacrifice. at a u.s. base in kabul, troops feasted on 200 turkeys and the trimmings. about 66,000 americans are still deployed in afghanistan. most are expected home by the end of 2014. as we reported here last night, america's ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, has broken her silence about the controversial remarks she made back in september about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. sharyl attkisson in washington has more on that tonight. sharyl. >> reporter: ambassador rice defended her comment from more than nine weeks ago when she said the benghazi attacks did not appear preplanned. she said that reflected the best intelligence at the time. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give
or if rice will get the nomination. but in a news conference two weeks ago, mr. obama seemed to be preparing for a fight. >> if senator john mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. >> reporter: senator ayotte said she would be willing to put a hold on a rice nomination which, under senate rules, means it would likely never come up for approval and effectively be dead. scott? >> pelley: margaret, thank you. who is susan rice? she held several positions in the collation on the national security council as an expert on african affairs and then as assistant secretary of state. rice was confirmed in the senate in 2009 unanimously for her current job as america's ambassador to the united nations. washington is also splitting tonight over the issue that is going to affect your taxes in just 34 days. that is the so-called fiscal cliff: automatic tax increases and federal budget cuts that will be imposed unless president obama and congress can make a deal on budget reform. not even everyone in the preside
was the federal holiday for veteran's day. the traditional observance was yesterday. president obama placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. the holiday was known to mark the end of world war i, on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. its with supposed to be the war to end all -- it was supposed to be the war to end all wars. we want to close by honoring the sacrifices of the men and women and the families who also bear scars of war. here is michelle miller. >> the guy that came back from iraq was not at all the guy that left. >> branon bines husband, her high school sweet heart, was once the man she leaned on when times were tough. that all changes after he returned from two deployments in iraq. caleb was injured in multiple ied. >> it changed the personality. >> reporter: since 2007, she has dealt with her husband's night tremors, mood swings and physical injuries that have left him permanently disabled. and she is trying to shield her 6-year-old daughter. she said it has left her with scars of her own. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, i place
was yesterday. president obama placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. the holiday was originally known as armistice day, marking the end of world war i on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. it was supposed to be the war to end all wars. we want to close this broadcast tonight by noting the sacrifices made by servicemen and women and those sacrifices made by their families who also bear scars of war. here's michelle miller. >> the guy that came back from iraq was not at all the guy that left. >> reporter: brannan vines' husband, her high school sweetheart, was once the man she leaned on when times were tough. that all changed after caleb returned from two deployments in iraq. caleb was injured in multiple i.e.d. explosions. >> he was not only dealing with p.t.s.d. but he was also dealing with traumatic brain injury which very much changes somebody's personality. >> reporter: and changes the person caring for them. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> reporter: since 2007, vines has been caleb's sole caretaker, dealing with her husband's night tremors, err
to take command in iraq and in 2010 president obama put him in charge in afghanistan. last year petraeus retired from the military to become director of central intelligence. the c.i.a. came of age during the cold war, but its role has changed dramatically since 9/11 and we asked david martin to look into that. >> reporter: as head of the c.i.a., david petraeus directed a covert war which required him to make almost daily decisions of life and death. he commanded the drone war against terrorist safe havens in pakistan and yemen which killed hundreds of suspected militants. and he gave the order which is sent a c.i.a. team fly into benghazi in a vain attempt to rescue americans. two members of that team-- both of them, like petraeus-- retired military, were killed on that mission. overnight he went from the best known and great estrogen of his generation to covert warrior. he said he campaigned for the job. >> i wanted this job. this was not a month or two or three in the making. >> reporter: the c.i.a. had been on the front lines since 9/11 when an agency team went into afghanistan ahead
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